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Literacy On Tour (Lit On Tour) is a consortium of organizations across the province of Ontario, which presents the International Festival of Authors’ touring programme, IFOA Ontario.

IFOA Ontario

IFOA Ontario began as an offshoot of the IFOA, a registered Canadian non-profit charitable organization that presents an 11-day literary festival in Toronto each year. Now in its seventh year, IFOA Ontario partners with libraries, bookstores, universities and communities to present the best writers of contemporary literature across the province. Events include readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions and public book signings, as well as focus on bringing authors into the classroom for students of all ages through our Young Readers programme.

Write Across Ontario winners announced!

This fall, we partnered with Open Book: Ontario to present our annual Write Across Ontario creative writing competition for students in grades 5 to 12.  Click here to find out whose stories blew us away!


Skyhorse_ Brando _c_ Eric van den Brulle

“I spent the past six months promoting the book and came into your festival running on empty.  I left recharged, filled with optimism and wonderful memories…You guys made some ordinary writer from a small unknown neighborhood in Los Angeles feel like a rock star.” 

- Brando Skyhorse

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